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2013 news archive

A new approach to insomnia care

A new approach to insomnia care

A new project aims to reduce the 11 million prescriptions for sleeping tablets made each year by improving access to cognitive behavioural therapy for people with insomnia.

Issued on 2 July 2013

New study to explore childhood feeding

New study to explore childhood feeding

A researcher from Loughborough University Centre for Research into Eating Disorders (LUCRED) has embarked on a project to explore links between mothers’ confidence and the ways in which they attempt to encourage their child to eat.

Issued on 3 July 2013

Research Reveals Remote Rural Scotland’s Minimum Income Standard

Research Reveals Remote Rural Scotland’s Minimum Income Standard

New evidence published today (Thursday 4 July) shows the cost for householders in remote rural Scotland to achieve a minimum standard of living.

Issued on 4 July 2013

Global R&D consultancy launches bursary scheme to support next generation of UK innovators

Global R&D consultancy launches bursary scheme to support next generation of UK innovators

Loughborough University science and engineering students have been invited to apply for paid bursaries with a leading global research and development consultancy.

Issued on 4 July 2013

Ellie Simmonds to relocate to Loughborough

Ellie Simmonds to relocate to Loughborough

Ellie Simmonds and her long-standing coach Billy Pye have announced that the 18 year old swimming star will relocate her training base to Loughborough University following the IPC World Championships in August.

Issued on 5 July 2013

University academics provide solutions to developing resilience in elite sport teams

University academics provide solutions to developing resilience in elite sport teams

With the Ashes Test Match series starting later this week, success and failure could come down to how the two teams manage the pressurised environment.

Issued on 8 July 2013

The Ashes is a uniting force for Britain

The Ashes is a uniting force for Britain

Shared rivalries against Australia and nostalgia for a time when Britain ruled the world means The Ashes unite the nation like no other sport, according to Loughborough University sports sociologist Dr Dominic Malcolm

Issued on 9 July 2013

Avoiding overly hot homes in heat wave situations

Avoiding overly hot homes in heat wave situations

As the current UK summer heat wave shows no sign of ending experts in building and civil engineering are offering advice for keeping homes cool.

Issued on 10 July 2013

Working families hit living standards ceiling under Universal Credit

Working families hit living standards ceiling under Universal Credit

Families with children who work full time could find themselves with less disposable cash than those who work part-time under Universal Credit, according to a new report by Loughborough University for the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).

Issued on 11 July 2013

International winner for Loughborough laundry design competition

International winner for Loughborough laundry design competition

A Loughborough University design competition to propose a new, sustainable laundry process has announced its winner.

Issued on 11 July 2013

Loughborough operations research saves China’s Baosteel $76 million

Loughborough operations research saves China’s Baosteel $76 million

A Loughborough University Professor is part of an international research team that recommended production and logistics efficiencies to help one of the world’s largest iron and steel factories save more than $76 million.

Issued on 11 July 2013

Former swimming supremo Adrian Moorhouse leads honorary graduate line up

Former swimming supremo Adrian Moorhouse leads honorary graduate line up

Adrian Moorhouse – who dominated British swimming in the late eighties, returning home from the 1988 Seoul Olympics with Gold in the 100m breaststroke – is one of seven distinguished people who will receive honorary degrees from Loughborough University this week.

Issued on 15 July 2013

Prestigious Awards for Loughborough University School of the Arts students

Prestigious Awards for Loughborough University School of the Arts students

The academic year has ended on a high for Loughborough University School of the Arts with a number of students receiving awards at prestigious industry graduate events.

Issued on 18 July 2013

Champions Loughborough selected to host BUCS national finals in 2015

Champions Loughborough selected to host BUCS national finals in 2015

Loughborough Students have won the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) overall trophy for the 33rd successive year.

Issued on 18 July 2013

Chairman of John Lewis awarded honorary degree by Loughborough

Chairman of John Lewis awarded honorary degree by Loughborough

Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, has received an honorary degree from Loughborough University for his ‘outstanding strategic leadership of the John Lewis Partnership’.

Issued on 19 July 2013

A sweet success for three enterprising graduates

A sweet success for three enterprising graduates

A home-made fudge venture set up with just £100 is bringing sweet success to three Loughborough graduates. Henry Banks, Tom Mundy and Tom Revill launched TOMS Fudge 12 months ago and have already turned over £100k and been recognised as BBC Good Food Champions.

Issued on 22 July 2013

Exercise that makes you well gets £7 million funding boost

Exercise that makes you well gets £7 million funding boost

Loughborough University will receive over £7 million from HEFCE’s Catalyst Fund that will see it strengthen its position as a leader in sports and exercise medicine research and accelerate the translation of research to patient care.

Issued on 24 July 2013

Collaborative working and BIM under the spotlight

Collaborative working and BIM under the spotlight

A new research project about to commence at Loughborough University will put collaborative working in the construction industry under the spotlight and test the Building Information Modelling (BIM) mode of working.

Issued on 24 July 2013

Loughborough academics support Olympic legacy research

Loughborough academics support Olympic legacy research

Academics from Loughborough University have played a key role in a consortium evaluating whether there is a tangible legacy being achieved from the London 2012 Games.

Issued on 24 July 2013

University announces MBA Scholarship for National Asian Business Association members

University announces MBA Scholarship for National Asian Business Association members

Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics, along with the National Asian Business Association (NABA), today announced a new MBA scholarship open to a member (or nominated candidate) of NABA who has three years of managerial experience and a recognised bachelor's degree.

Issued on 24 July 2013

New report calls for greater awareness of end of life decisions

New report calls for greater awareness of end of life decisions

A Loughborough University professor has highlighted the importance of forward planning about end of life issues in a report released today.

Issued on 25 July 2013

Research links vitamin D status and susceptibility to the common cold

Research links vitamin D status and susceptibility to the common cold

Athletes with low levels of vitamin D could be up to three times more likely to contract a cold this winter, according to new Loughborough University research.

Issued on 29 July 2013

Loughborough Design School partner in €3 million road safety project

Loughborough Design School partner in €3 million road safety project

Experts from the Loughborough University Design School will be analysing data from thousands of accidents involving pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists as part of a €3 million European-wide road safety project.

Issued on 30 July 2013

Additional funding announced for disability sport research

Additional funding announced for disability sport research

The Peter Harrison Foundation has extended its financial support of the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport (PHC) at Loughborough University, enabling the Centre to continue its work with Britain’s Paralympians to Rio 2016 and beyond.

Issued on 30 July 2013